Like we have always done on this platform, the Scripture always helps us respond to questions. “Ezra had committed himself to studying the Revelation of God, to living it, and to teaching Israel to live its truths and ways.” Read Ezra 7:10 (MSG). It should come as no surprise to know that kings were ardent readers of the Book of the law. In like manner for you and me as the people of God, committing oneself to study should be part of our DNA [Divine Nature Attitude].
Now, for every believer in Christ to be proficient and professors, our study material or literature is the Bible. I did not say you can’t study anything else. Your bible as a believer in Christ is your “book for life.” We ought to be consumers and be people who have an insatiable appetite for the Word of God. See what the Bible says, “Study to show yourself approved of God, a workman who needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Read 2 Timothy 2:15.
To be proficient at anything, we give ourselves to studying the subject, right? For example, the doctor will study and consume any material or literature which has to do with his or her profession, and the same will apply to the barrister who will need to consume case law notes or books to be proficient.
The word “study” in Greek means to “hasten, eager, prompt and earnest.” Therefore, I encourage us, as people who desire to set our hearts to seek the Lord, let us have an appetite and a hunger for the things of God. Please hear God’s Word to you today, “Listen carefully, my dear child, to everything that I teach you, and pay attention to all that I have to say.” Read Proverbs 4:20 (TPT). Beloved, give your attention to God’s word!
My Father in heaven, thank You for placing in us the insatiable appetite to consume Your Word like never before. I am grateful and appreciative.
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